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Nationals and Labor didn’t sign Clarence anti-mining pledge
The Clarence Catchment Alliance (CCA) have been seeking the support of all candidates running for the seat of Clarence...
Geoff Provest talks SSF and hosptials in Tweed
A key issue in the seat of Tweed is around the preservation of State Significant Farmland that is currently under threat from developers like those behind the 'Cudgen Connection' development proposed for the site next to the current Tweed Valley Hospital.
New rugby joint venture rearing to go
The newly-formed joint venture that combines Bangalow and Byron Bay rugby teams is already paying dividends with big training...
Interview with Southern Avenue’s Tierinii Jackson
Abounding with musical creativity, confident songcraft, and deeply felt emotion, Southern Avenue marries soul power and jam band liberation with gospel, blues and righteous R&B to craft their own timeless brand of American music. Seven spoke to Southern Avenue’s Tierinii Jackson last week, in late winter Memphis, Tennessee…
Byron’s chocoholics’ Easter destination
The Love Byron Bay boutique has been specialising in unique cocoa encounters for nearly a decade now. In this...
Over $61 million to fix flood damaged roads in Tweed
As the flood 2022 bills come rolling in for Tweed Shire Council (TSC) it has become apparent that almost half of the $125 million total repair bill will be spent on repairing landslides that have impacted access routes.
Election 2023 – Clarence: George Keller
George Keller is running for the seat of Clarence on behalf of the Sustainable Australia Party sees corruption and vested interests having more impact on MP's decisions than the genuine interests of the community.
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Nats promise more money for Ballina Airport
A re-elected Coalition government would invest $3 million toward a project to build an Airport Boulevard in Ballina, minister for regional development Fiona Nash announced on Thursday (June 2).
Richmond candidates trade barbs over hospital funding
With just 34 days until the federal election, Nationals candidate for Richmond, Matthew Fraser, launched his campaign over the weekend at Chris Cunningham Park in Tweed Heads.
Nats candidate serves up a big whopper
Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. When Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) tried to claim that their fried chicken could be part of an effective diet program in 2004 they were penalised by the Federal Trade Commission, to whom they had to submit all future advertising for the next five years.
Walker lashes out over Fraser’s election claims
Greens candidate for the north-coast seat of Richmond, Dawn Walker, has lashed out at the National Party contender, Matthew Fraser, calling him ‘out of touch’.
National Party Richmond candidate named
The National Party has retained fast-food retailer Matthew Fraser as its candidate for the seat of Richmond at the upcoming federal election following a preselection battle with Tweed Shire councillor Carolyn Byrne.
Fraser accuses ALP of ‘media control’
Nationals Richmond MP Matthew Fraser falsely accused sitting member Justine Elliot of controlling local media at last night’s Richmond candidates forum, to the disgust of many in the audience.
Richmond Candidate Profiles
Labor: Justine Elliot - (age 46) - re-elected in 2013 Justine Elliot MP was re-elected in 2013, and has held the seat of Richmond since...
Fraser’s CSG logic questioned
Anti-coal seam gas group Lock the Tweed has taken the Nationals candidate for the seat of Richmond, Matthew Fraser, to task over his repeated comments that ‘there is no CSG in Richmond’.
Nats man profits from fast food
Letter to the Editor: Why would any sensible person vote for the Nationals’ Matthew Fraser to represent our best interests as the federal member for Richmond? Matthew makes his money from selling fast food, even as the costs of obesity-related illnesses to Australia's national health budget are skyrocketing.
Not a ‘bonanza for developers and land bankers’ as local councils lose planning controls?
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The NSW Department of Planning and Environment were quick to respond to the article ‘A bonanza for developers and land bankers?’ published on 21 March 2023 on The Echo online ‘to correct the inaccuracies contained in your article’.
NSW state election
Janelle’s four year road to the 2023 vote
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Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of Janelle Saffin's win in the seat of Lismore and with not a minute to celebrate, Saffin spoke to The Echo about the 2023 campaign.
Appeal to locate woman missing from Tweed Heads
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman, Kara Symington, missing from Tweed Heads since Tuesday.
Clarence State Electorate
Election 2023: Crystal ball gazing and hot tips
In a tight election, with many predicting a hung parliament, all eyes are on Sydney seats to see if any Teals can wrest seats from Liberals – and can Labor regain an inner Sydney seat from the Greens?